Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Questions (155)

John Lahart


155. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the arrangements being made for parking at the new national children's hospital; the number of parking spaces that will be available on site; the number of these which will be allocated to patients; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41405/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Access to the children's hospital at the St James's campus is well served by public transport, however the plans and design for the hospital recognise the need of most families to access the hospital by car.

The plans for the hospital provide for 1,000 car parking spaces, of which 675 will be dedicated for use by families, three times the number of spaces currently available at the three Dublin children's hospitals combined. The car park will be located in the basement of the new children’s hospital. Parents will be able to reserve their space ahead of arriving at the hospital.

The 1000 spaces also include 31 drop-off emergency spaces at ground level outside of the Emergency Department.